Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
April 4, 2003
FITZGERALD - From the first rivots to the finishing touches, 175 Coachmen employees turn out ten travel trailers and fifth wheels a day . At a time when many are cutting back, the Fitzgerald company has plans to make more.
"We feel strongly in the American economy, and desire for our products, so that when pendulum swings back the other way, our people will be able to capitalize," Plant Manager Lawton Tinley said.
To do it they've acquired a plant twice the size, and will hire as many as 100 workers in the first year. That plant a mile down the road will be using aluminum frames, but the jobs ranging from electrician to manufacturer will be much the same.
"Everyone has a specific job, and they are highly trained to do it, things have to fit in our particular business," Tinley said.
"From trimming out cabinets, to everything, I enjoy the variety of what i do," manufacturer Dale Ricks said. What's the reason for the jobs with bonuses coming to Fitzgerald? It's not purely foolish optimism. RV sales are well ahead of automobiles, likely because of two contributing factors. "We are an economic indicator. We're first to see it go down and we're first to see it come up," Tinley said. "There is a demand for our products"
With fewer people flying, recreational vehicles are moving up the ranks as a transportation of choice. Good news for one South Georgia town.
The new Coachmen plant will open in June. They are accepting applications and will begin interviews this month.